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Councillor Suzanne Anton cycles from Paris to Prague

Dear Friends and Supporters: I've had a fabulous summer break, and Vancouver politics have cooked along without me...and there's been plenty of cooking going on. Here's some of the news:

Best summer adventure: out on the river with Kumsheen Rafting Resort

It was a great summer. But the best day of all for this single mother was rafting the Thompson River with the kids on a Kumsheen Rafting Resort trip...

Stawamus Chief

Stawamus Chief Provincial Park protects the 700 metre massive granite cliffs that stand at the southern entrance to Squamish on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Established in 1997, the 517-...

Rafting the Thompson River with Kumsheen Rafting Resort

It was wet. It was wild. I got up close and personal with the rapids of the Thompson River. Story coming soon...

Would Gregor Robertson do this?

So, Reykjavík elected a joke party to city council and wound up with a mayor, Jón Gnarr, who is a famous comedian in Iceland. By most accounts, the Besti flokkurinn (the Best Party) won as a big f-...

Six injured in Queen of Nanaimo ferry crash this morning

The Queen of Nanaimo ferry crashed into the dock at Mayne Island, BC at approximately 8 AM today.

A great day in Pemberton, B.C.

Wondering where to go and what to do in Pemberton, BC? Follow me to The Pony, Lake Lillooet, Nairn Falls, the Black Squirrel Restaurant...and the video store.

Hot Vancouver getaway: Pemberton Valley Lodge

Two and a half hours from Budget Rent a Car on West Georgia and Homer, I'm sitting with my feet up in a shaded porch enjoying the radiating heat and mountain view from the warm and welcoming...

Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa: all local and green to its roots

The Parkside Victoria is a stunning testament to sustainable resort development. It has an indoor botanical garden of diverse plant species saved from the original Crystal Garden and much more to plea

A Brit’s love affair with Vancouver

I was warned that once you come to Vancouver, you will never want to leave. Now that I have left, I want to come home.